The hidden powers co-writing TTIP
The ongoing negotiations of the EU-US trade agreement, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are happening behind closed doors, hand in hand with big business lobby groups. Their influence is so great that their collaboration with TTIP negotiators deserves closer scrutiny. Our contribution: to give the most successful business group an award!
Corporate lobbyists are sneaky creatures.They live in the shadows, feel most at home behind closed doors, and they shy away from the spotlight. Some of them have made thecorridors of the European Commission’s trade departmenttheir hunting grounds, where they attract their prey with charm and money.
And they’re persistent! Take the TTIP trade negotiations: business lobbies have worked tirelessly to put their profits above our common interests. Such dedication to undermining the democratic process must be recognised!
The lobby group most successful in twisting TTIP to work for corporations should receive the Democracy for Sale Award. But which of the six exotic species of lobbies is leading the pack?
The voting has now closed! We will be announcing the winner soon, and we have something special planned for the award ceremony.